Chicago public school teacher booked for peeing in alley, having unregistered gun

Eric Owens | Editor

This New Year’s Day almost certainly won’t be the happiest for Mohammad Khawaja, a Chicago Public Schools teacher who was busted Wednesday after making a failed getaway from police officers who spotted him urinating in an alley.

Police also found an unregistered gun in Khawaja’s car, reports Chicago.

For the trifecta, the cops say Khawaja, 25, was also in possession of a small bag containing a “green, leafy substance.”

The excitement began Wednesday morning in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood. Police officers saw Khawaja in the act of relieving himself in an alley, “in plain view” of the officers and people walking by, according to

Khawaja reportedly attempted to flee in his car when the officers approached. However, the police quickly intercepted his vehicle.

After the cops apprehended Khawaja, they searched his car and found the baggie of marijuana as well as an unregistered Smith & Wesson .38 Special, prosecutors told a Cook County judge during a Thursday bond hearing.

“The gun isn’t mine, but I think a guy I gave a ride last night left it there,” the teacher told the police, according to

Charges against Khawaja include urinating in a public way, possession of an unlawful firearm, possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis and illegal parking.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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